- Thermal Armor & M.2 Heatsink - Thermal armor directs cool air towards vital components while the 40mm fan and M.2 heatsink help reduce SSD temperatures by up to 25° C.
- TUF Fortifier, SafeSlot & VGA Holder - Reinforced backplate adds structural rigidity, whileSafeSlot-fortified PCIe and TUF VGA holder support the weight of heavy graphics cards.
- Thermal Radar 3 & TUF Ice - Designed to keep systems stable while overclocking, Thermal Radar 3 delivers complete system cooling control and temperature-monitoring options
- Pro Clock II & T-Topology - Pro Clock II technology provides flexibility for fine-tuning system overclocks, while T-Topology enhances memory stability at higher frequencies
- TUF Detective 2 - The TUF Detective 2 app connects via Bluetooth to track information, detect and diagnose errors, or adjust vital system settings without booting up!
- ASUS Aura Sync: Synchronize RGB lighting effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of Aura Sync-enabled products
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1
Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN
PCI Express 3.0
3 way SLI/CFX Support
ASUS Safe Slot
・ Realtek S1220A Codec
・ Audio Shielding
・ Premium Japanese Audio Capacitors
・ Dedicated Audio PCB Layers
・ DTS HeadphonX
DIGI+ Power Control & EPU
DDR4 4133+ MHz (O.C.) Support
Intel® LGA 2066 Socket
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Front-panel Connector
Intel® X299 Chipset
Thermal Armor & PCH Fan
8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
・ M.2 Heatsink
・ 32Gb/s M.2 x4 dual mode
・ Intel Optane Memory Ready
AURA RGB Header
The Ultimate Force
TUF X299 Mark 1 is the durable ATX motherboard made for enthusiasts, modders and gamers who demand reliable performance day in, day out. It's engineered with Industry-leading cooling controls and temperature monitoring, enabling you to build a system that's efficiently cooled and supremely stable. Some of the world's most respected independent testing laboratories have certified TUF components as fit for military use. Every board is subjected to rigorous testing and validation procedures, including warp and drop tests — so you know that TUF X299 Mark 1 will stand up to whatever you throw at it. In fact, we're so confident of the reliability and durability of our products that each and every TUF motherboard is backed by a five-year warranty!*
*Warranty service follows local standards and service policies.
Thermal Armor and M.2 heatsink
Totally cool, across the board.
TUF X299 Mark 1 has been carefully designed to boost airflow and heat dissipation to keep the temperature of vital components as cool as can be. TUF Thermal Armor puts a fan in the PCH area that directs airflow towards an ultra-efficient M.2 heatsink, slashing SSD temperatures by up to 25°C — and that means optimal storage performance and improved drive longevity.
The total cooling commander
ASUS TUF engineers have forged TUF ICe, a dedicated processor that monitors onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds to provide ultra-accurate cooling in every scenario — whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization via Thermal Radar 3 and TUF Detective 2.
Thermal Radar 3
Instant fan tuning, complete system cooling
Our Thermal Radar 3 software allows you to control connected chassis fans, water pumps, AIOs, and even the fans of ASUS graphics cards — all to provide ultimate cooling performance for gaming and productivity. Multiple onboard sensors also enable the temperatures of key components to be monitored in real time, so you can assess and optimize cooling efficiency.
Instantly optimize the system's entire cooling profile with a single click.
Unleash your PC's full performance potential with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU). Besides offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor stats, and adjust overclock parameters, TUF X299 Mark 1 provides additional thermal tuning options – Extreme Tuning and Stress Test — that let you test and optimize system stability and cooling performance.
TUF X299 Mark 1 has customizable settings for its 10 fan headers, offering maximum control over your build's cooling and quietness. You can even monitor, manage and control the fans to create your perfect balance between quietness, cooling and performance.
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
TUF X299 Mark 1 Thermal Radar 3 fan management feature has been expanded — allowing custom fan control on ASUS graphics cards* as well as case fans.
* ASUS GTX700 Series and above graphics cards supported.
An integrated recorder logs critical voltage readings, temperatures and fan speeds over time – so you can review vital stats and make informed decisions for system settings and optimal operation.
You demand 24/7 reliability — and we've delivered! TUF motherboards undergo the industry's most punishing tests to ensure they're ready for long-term duty in any environment. In our tests we overheat them, chill them, bend them, shock them and drop them — so you know that your TUF motherboard is certified for 24/7 reliability!
Improves rigidity and cooling behind the board
TUF X299 Mark 1 delivers great strength and cooling via an exclusive TUF Fortifier — a reinforced backplate which adds structural rigidity across the board to ensure the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers, minimizing the risk of damaged circuitry from bowing and bending.
TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad that efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components — an innovation that reduces operating temperatures by up to 5°C!
TUF VGA Holder
TUF X299 Mark 1 features a VGA holder that eliminates ugly and potentially damaging graphics card sag by supporting the motherboard to prevent bowing and bending. The VGA holder is crafted from a single piece of strong sheet metal and is able to support up to 15 kg — so it provides serious support for even the heaviest graphic card!
Repel dust, extend lifespan
TUF X299 Mark 1 has unique Dust Defenders to prevent dust and other airborne particles from entering the motherboard's PCI Express® expansion slots, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state for longer.
Protect your graphics card investment
SafeSlot* is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
TUF ESD Guards 2
2X-stronger ESD protection
ESD Guards 2 protects TUF X299 Mark 1 from damaging electrostatic discharge. ESD Guards 2 is tested to levels that are 2X higher than industry standards. We also perform pin-level* testing at 30%-higher ESD levels than previous TUF standards. Our stringent tests mean greater component longevity for your TUF motherboard!
* Pin-level testing applies to USB, LAN connectors
Certified for tough duty
Certified military-grade TUF chokes offer unbeatable durability in order to maximize the lifespan of your system.
+20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifetime
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*
* Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation
5-year warranty guaranteed reliability
*Warranty service follows local standards and service policies.
ASUS Pro Clock II Technology
Dedicated design for overclocking
TUF X299 Mark 1 includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator to extend CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and BCLK overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from the Intel® Core™ X-series processors.
*BCLK overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options.
CPU : Intel® Core™ i7-7740X | Motherboard : TUF X299 Mark 1 | DRAM : G.Skill F4-3200C16Q-16GRKD | Power : Corsair AX1500I | Water-cooling : Corsair H115i
- Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock II:
- ・ Reduced boot time
- ・ Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
- ・ Increased stability under heavy overclocking
Make your memory go faster
ASUS T-Topology allows memory frequencies that are higher than ever — to 4133MHz and beyond. ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality, minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, and time-aligned signaling for superior stability and compatibility.
CPU : Intel® Core™ i9-7900X | Motherboard : TUF X299 Mark 1 | DRAM : G.Skill F4-3200C16Q-16GRKD | Power : Corsair AX1500I | Water-cooling : Corsair H115i
TUF Detective 2
System management at your fingertips
The TUF Detective 2 app connects via Bluetooth and allows you to track information, detect and diagnose errors, or adjust vital system settings from your Bluetooth-enabled smart devices. TUF X299 Mark 1 even comes with a Bluetooth dongle, so you're ready to connect right away!
USB 3.1 Gen 2 front-panel connector
With reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ ports and backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™ front-panel connector, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbps
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
Intel VROC support
Unleash the TUF X299 Mark 1 Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card, which allows you to attach up to four PCIe® 3.0 x16 M.2 drives — for a total bandwidth of up to 128Gbps. With VROC, you can utilize CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array, eliminating traditional DMI bottlenecks, so your storage transfers aren't held back by other traffic.
*ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card sold separately.
Intel Optane memory ready
Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by TUF X299 Mark 1. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Don't let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet connectors, TUF X299 Mark 1 keeps your data moving swiftly and efficiently. With both LAN ports teamed* you'll benefit from increased bandwidth for more speed, automated load balancing for smoother data flows, and instant failover if something should go wrong — so access to your files is always fast, efficient and uninterrupted.
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag – by up to 1.45X!
Military-grade LAN protection
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput — protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
TUF X299 Mark 1 utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1220A. It also features an unprecedented 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 113dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, a new impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to ensure the optimal volume range for your headphones.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
Unique pop-reducing circuit
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.
Dedicated channel layouts
Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals.
Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.
Experience audio exactly how the artist intended with this incredibly immersive 3D surround-sound technology.
Outshine the competition
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs, as well as the LED strips connected to the onboard 4-pin RGB headers* — all easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
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*Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 2A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
Intel CPU and Chipset features
Intel X299 chipset
The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel Core X-series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket
Intel Core X-series processors (6-core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Intel Core X-series processors (4 core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.